About a week ago, I posted this:
In July of 2007, I drew this:
This most recent time around, I was drawing Emma Frost simply because I felt like it. I did a sketch of a woman during some free time, and her mood reminded me of Emma, so I ran with it. What I didn't realize at the time was that the last time I drew Emma (my favorite X-Man) was almost exactly 6 years ago. Looking at the two pieces, I don't think most would ever realize they're from the same artist.
It's easy to be critical of our own work. In order to get better, we have to be. You need to be able to see your own flaws in order to know what to improve upon. However, when
2012 was probably my best year ever, in terms of the art stuff. I posted seven new pieces (given my usual lack of prolificity, I was pretty proud of that) and even saw my work in print for the first time. I told myself at the beginning of this year that I would do better. I want to make sure that at minimum, I'm posting one new piece a month. So far, I'm on track!
January: :thumb350235278: February: :thumb355867072: March: :thumb357329640:
What's up next? Wonder Woman definitely is. After her... maybe something vaguely cyborg-ish. And, one of my goals is to produce a self-portrait before the end of the year.
Wish me luck!
Today is a pretty big day in my life. A piece of my art is going to be printed in an actual, real live comic book for the first time.
A few weeks ago, Marvel put out a call on Twitter for fan-art based on Carol Danvers in the new Captain Marvel costume. Holy crap! I had been working on a digital painting of Carol for weeks! It was about 95% finished. I rushed home that night, finished painting her hair, and e-mailed it in.
About two weeks ago, I got confirmation that my piece was one of the submissions selected to appear in a fan-art gallery in the back of the #1 issue of the Captain Marvel relaunch (by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Dexter S
A few months ago, I did a speed paint of the Carol Danvers redesign by Jamie McKelvie, soon to be featured in Kelly Sue DeConnick's relaunch of Captain Marvel.
It got a very positive response - truly moreso than any other work I've done to date. It even was featured in a collection on Project Rooftop. So, I figured... if a speed paint can go over that well, imagine what I could do if I put some actual time and effort into it? Thus, I began another portrait of Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel, going for Hi-Res, Hi-Def and all of the itty bitty details. I was almost finished. I was maybe 95% of the way there. I planned o
People need to saddle me with deadlines more often
So, the lovely community on the X-boards over at the Comic Book Resources Forums desided to start doing Art Jams again. I decided to participate. The theme of X-Jam XIII was costume redesigns. Through a miracle of dumb luck, I was assigned my all-time favorite, Rogue.
The good thing about an Art Jam is that there is a deadline. Deadlines mean I can't procrastinate. Deadlines mean I get stuff done. Crazy, huh? Thus, I post my first piece in over a year and a half:
I won't lie. I'm pretty thrilled with the end result. So here I am, promising again to do more work and be more prolific. Maybe this time it'll actually